José de Ponte is a projects and infrastructure lawyer with extensive experience advising on large, high profile infrastructure projects, including major global Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, with a focus on the APAC region and Africa. He has advised on over 50 projects for governments, sponsors, contractors and financiers in sectors including transport (toll roads, airports, railways and harbours), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, prisons and social housing), mining, power (including renewables) and water treatment.
As an experienced front-end construction lawyer, José has drafted, negotiated and advised on construction contracts including numerous bespoke, Australian Standard, FIDIC and NECC construction documents, affording him unique insight into tailored solutions on major projects. José was formerly a partner of a leading South African law firm, working extensively in the mining, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and advising on a broad range of litigious matters heard by South Africa's senior courts. He is admitted to practice in both South Africa and NSW.